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Low-carbon cement the key, says GBC

Monday - New Zealand’s only cement producer is calling on local and central authorities to help it persuade the construction sector to accept lower-emissions cement.

ARDERN: Watch this space

Monday - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is hinting at a major announcement on renewable energy.

Abandoned waste lands smelter company in court

Monday - The Environmental Defence Society is taking the operator of the Bluff aluminium smelter – one of the country’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases - to court over waste dumped in the old paper mill at Mataura.


Monday - Ten years ago, the first wave of emitters was entering the Emissions Trading Scheme.


Monday - Parliament is taking a break for the school holidays and will next sit on July 21.

FRIDAY POLITICS: Draw your hammer

Friday - Climate minister James Shaw is nailing his colours to the mast of the Climate Change Commission.

The sun is setting on unsustainable long-haul, short-stay tourism

Friday - Unprecedented border closures and the domestic lockdown have paralysed New Zealand’s $40.9 billion-a-year tourism industry. In the process, the vulnerability of the sector to external shocks and the tenuous nature of tourism employment have been exposed.


Friday - Ten years ago, foreign buyers were snapping up New Zealand carbon credits.


Friday - Parliament is taking a break for the school holidays and will next sit on July 21.

Let's feed the people first, say ag leaders

Thursday - Agricultural industry leaders say they need to feed New Zealanders before the rest of the world.

Pundits predict carbon is going higher

Thursday - New Zealand carbon prices are at record levels, but how high are they going?


Thursday - Ten years ago, the man who led the forestry sector’s fight for the right to claim carbon credits was hopeful about New Zealand’s fledgling carbon market.


Thursday - The Government's plan to whizz some covid-19 pandemic economic recovery projects through the resource consenting processing is expected to be passed today.

Ministers advance with shovels at the ready

Shane Jones

Wednesday - Infrastructure minister Shane Jones says New Zealand should be focusing its climate-change action on preparing for the impacts of a warming climate.


Wednesday - Spot NZUs were $31.80 bid and $32.20 offered on the CommTrade platform this morning, after last fixing at $32.10.

Carbon prices heading for a new record

Wednesday - Carbon prices are back in record-price territory, with spot NZUs trading above $32 on CommTrade and Carbon Match.


Wednesday - Parliament is sitting under urgency today.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, New Zealand start-up LanzaTech – now based in the United States – had signed a deal to commercialise its technology turning carbon dioxide released in the steelmaking process into...

AGL links exec bonuses to emissions cutbacks

Wednesday - Australia’s largest domestic emitter of greenhouse gases, the energy provider AGL, is the first major company in the country to link managers’ bonuses to lowering emissions.

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